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“All about Ecuador” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laguna Cuicocha

Laguna Cuicocha
Otavalo/Cotacachi area, Otavalo, Ecuador
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Otavalo
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Located west of the Chota River, this extinct eroded volcano is best known for its deep crater lake and two lava islands.
London UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“All about Ecuador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We did a great days trek with this tour company. Husband had salmonella so was not 100% and the guide even took us to the chemist and spoke to the pharmacist for us. Really wonderful. Also did 2 day 2 peak trek with them, can't recommend enough.

Visited December 2012
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Penticton, BC
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“Beautiful pristine lake only a short distance from Cotacachi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is simply a beautiful little lake with visitors' centre and excellent viewing spots. Walking paths easily accessible, and a boat tour of the lake is also available. You should not miss seeing this special location.

Visited January 2012
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Banff, Canada
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“Good place for hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It is a really nice friendly hike, good for acclimatization. If the weather is clear the views are beautiful The weather can be tricky so make sure to go prepared with raining gear.

Visited November 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lake with two islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a lovely walk round the crater not too strenuous but a good four hour workout. You can also take a boat trip round the islands. You need to take a bus from Otovalo and then a taxi or a small van to take you up. Getting back is not so easy if lucky you might get a small van or hitch a lift. There are very few taxis so some poeple might prefer to organise a taxi back on the way out.

Visited November 2012
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Quito, Ecuador
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“freezing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

12 000 feet above the sea is better to go when is sony, enjoy the landscape and the variete of the nature. Really beautiful place take the 2 hours needed to see this place

Visited October 2012
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